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Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone

MobyRank MobyScore
GameCube
62
3.0
PlayStation 2
58
2.8
Xbox
69
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User Reviews

Fun game to play, but there were a few problems. PlayStation 2 J W (101)

Our Users Say

Platform Votes Score
GameCube 8 3.0
PlayStation 2 7 2.8
Xbox 5 2.7
Combined MobyScore 20 2.8


The Press Says

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100
XboxGame Revolution
Until then, I have trouble recommending this Potter to anyone. I find the (accidental?) high difficulty level in some parts of Harry Potter refreshing, but the game clearly isn't directed at 20-somethings. And, other than a couple isolated bits HP and the SS is a mess. And I didn't play crap like this when I was a kid, at least not for long. I played Sonic. So there ya have it: Harry Potter is better than a Vomit flavored bean, but a little worse than Grass, and on a level with Booger. Hmm, some kids like boogers..
80
XboxGamerDad
It's Harry Potter. It's true to the books, true to the films, and challenging enough to keep youngsters (and their Muggle parents) occupied for hours. Plus, Harry faints instead of dying. That's a potent combination that's easy to recommend.
80
XboxGameZone
Overall a very solid, fun game that does justice to the license, which is an accomplishment in and of itself. It’s a great way for those that want a more proactive way to experience the story and movie.
80
GameCubeGamerDad
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone won't please hardcore game fans, the cynical, or anyone wanting a real challenge. Instead has EA crafted a simple, playable, and satisfying game that's faithful to its subject matter and not just a quick cash-in, which is exactly what fan-obsessed kids (and their parents) will want after seeing the film for the 20th time.
70
Xbox4Players.de
Der spielerische Rückblick auf das erste Jahr von Harry Potter in Hogwarts präsentiert sich in allen Belangen schwächer als die von Eurocom entwickelte Umsetzung zur Schreckenskammer. Zwar bemüht man sich, die im letzten Jahr erfolgreiche Gameplaymischung aus Erforschen, Kämpfen und Rätseln zu replizieren, doch die Umsetzung ist nur mäßig gelungen und bleibt deutlich hinter den Erwartungen zurück. Kameraprobleme und Ruckler in allen Fassungen zeigen zudem grafische Schwächen auf, die es in dieser Form letztes Jahr nur selten gab. Überhaupt bleibt Harrys Suche nach dem Stein der Weisen grafisch unerklärlicherweise deutlich hinter der Spieladaption zum zweiten Film zurück. Deshalb: nur für eingefleischte Hardcore-Potter-Fans empfehlenswert, die statt des Buches oder der Zelluloidumsetzung selber Hand an das Schicksal des Zauberlehrlings legen möchten. Wer unbedingt ein Harry Potter-Spiel im Archiv braucht, ist mit der Kammer des Schreckens wesentlich besser bedient.
70
GameCubeN-Zone
Eigentlich sollte die Fortsetzung eines Spiels qualitativ mindestens mit dem Vorgänger vergleichbar, wenn nicht sogar besser sein. Leider ist das den Entwicklern weder technisch noch in Bezug auf das Gameplay geglückt. Das Weihnachtsgeschäft hat wohl zu sehr gedrängt.
70
GameCubeGameZone
Fans of Harry Potter will enjoy this game, especially younger players, but gamers wanting a challenging platformer won't find it here. If the video game world of Harry Potter hasn't been experienced yet, gamers are better off getting Chamber of Secrets, which is the better game. Also, gamers wanting an easy platform foray into fantasy may want to check out The Hobbit, which is similar in concept to these two games and offers a good bit of fun.
70
PlayStation 2GamePro (US)
Wait - didn't this game come out already? Yes, but that apparently hasn't stopped EA from releasing a new version of Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone for the PlayStation 2. Why? Um because it's the holidays and there's money to be made.
69
GameCube4Players.de
Der spielerische Rückblick auf das erste Jahr von Harry Potter in Hogwarts präsentiert sich in allen Belangen schwächer als die von Eurocom entwickelte Umsetzung zur Schreckenskammer. Zwar bemüht man sich, die im letzten Jahr erfolgreiche Gameplaymischung aus Erforschen, Kämpfen und Rätseln zu replizieren, doch die Umsetzung ist nur mäßig gelungen und bleibt deutlich hinter den Erwartungen zurück. Kameraprobleme und Ruckler in allen Fassungen zeigen zudem grafische Schwächen auf, die es in dieser Form letztes Jahr nur selten gab. Überhaupt bleibt Harrys Suche nach dem Stein der Weisen grafisch unerklärlicherweise deutlich hinter der Spieladaption zum zweiten Film zurück. Deshalb: nur für eingefleischte Hardcore-Potter-Fans empfehlenswert, die statt des Buches oder der Zelluloidumsetzung selber Hand an das Schicksal des Zauberlehrlings legen möchten. Wer unbedingt ein Harry Potter-Spiel im Archiv braucht, ist mit der Kammer des Schreckens wesentlich besser bedient.
67
PlayStation 24Players.de
Der spielerische Rückblick auf das erste Jahr von Harry Potter in Hogwarts präsentiert sich in allen Belangen schwächer als die von Eurocom entwickelte Umsetzung zur Schreckenskammer. Zwar bemüht man sich, die im letzten Jahr erfolgreiche Gameplaymischung aus Erforschen, Kämpfen und Rätseln zu replizieren, doch die Umsetzung ist nur mäßig gelungen und bleibt deutlich hinter den Erwartungen zurück. Kameraprobleme und Ruckler in allen Fassungen zeigen zudem grafische Schwächen auf, die es in dieser Form letztes Jahr nur selten gab. Überhaupt bleibt Harrys Suche nach dem Stein der Weisen grafisch unerklärlicherweise deutlich hinter der Spieladaption zum zweiten Film zurück. Deshalb: nur für eingefleischte Hardcore-Potter-Fans empfehlenswert, die statt des Buches oder der Zelluloidumsetzung selber Hand an das Schicksal des Zauberlehrlings legen möchten. Wer unbedingt ein Harry Potter-Spiel im Archiv braucht, ist mit der Kammer des Schreckens wesentlich besser bedient.
65
PlayStation 2Jeuxvideo.com
Légère perte de vitesse pour Harry Potter qui se contente de combler un vide dans la ludothèque des consoles 128 bits sans pour autant égaler l'épisode sorti l'année passée. La recette n'est pas nouvelle mais elle est gâchée par une réalisation décevante et un gameplay défaillant qui n'incitent pas à aller de l'avant. Espérons que l'adaptation du troisième livre saura mettre la barre un peu plus haut.
65
GameCubeJeuxvideo.com
Légère perte de vitesse pour Harry Potter qui se contente de combler un vide dans la ludothèque des consoles 128 bits sans pour autant égaler l'épisode sorti l'année passée. La recette n'est pas nouvelle mais elle est gâchée par une réalisation décevante et un gameplay défaillant qui n'incitent pas à aller de l'avant. Espérons que l'adaptation du troisième livre saura mettre la barre un peu plus haut.
65
GameCubeNext Level Gaming
It seems that kids still love the Harry Potter franchise (although I think it is starting to lose its steam). So you know that the parents are going to go out and fork out the bucks for their kids. But if you are a gamer in your twenties, like myself then you might want to look elsewhere for your gaming goodness. The game is somewhat dragged out at times and becomes kind of boring. Normally when you buy a game and play the hell out of it, you are playing to achieve a goal and to get something that will make everything worth your while. I did not see that in this game.
64
XboxNext Level Gaming
It seems that kids still love the Harry Potter franchise (although I think it is starting to lose its steam). So you know that the parents are going to go out and fork out the bucks for their kids. But if you are a gamer in your twenties, like myself then you might want to look elsewhere for your gaming goodness. The game is somewhat dragged out at times and becomes kind of boring. Normally when you buy a game and play the hell out of it, you are playing to achieve a goal and to get something that will make everything worth your while. I did not see that in this game. The graphics are pretty good, but I have seen so much better on these platforms (Prince of Persia for one).
64
XboxIGN
As someone who's read all of the Potter books and watched all of the movies, I have to admit that I'm not nearly as impressed with EA's adaptation of The Sorcerer's Stone as I was with the job it did with Chamber of Secrets. This Warthog-developed prequel in many ways feels like the digital equivalent of a Ron Weasley hand-me-down. The story is the most dated, the art assets re-used, and gameplay mechanics re-used, and all with a serious hit in graphic quality, a truth that really disappoints. Worst of all, the game's general lack of polish also means that it's buggy and sometimes employs questionable character artificial intelligence.
64
GameCubeIGN
As someone who's read all of the Potter books and watched all of the movies, I have to admit that I'm not nearly as impressed with EA's adaptation of The Sorcerer's Stone as I was with the job it did with Chamber of Secrets. This Warthog-developed prequel in many ways feels like the digital equivalent of a Ron Weasley hand-me-down. The story is the most dated, the art assets re-used, and gameplay mechanics re-used, and all with a serious hit in graphic quality, a truth that really disappoints. Worst of all, the game's general lack of polish also means that it's buggy and sometimes employs questionable character artificial intelligence.
64
PlayStation 2Worth Playing
The Harry Potter franchise is huge. It's busting at the seams with profitability and everything the young wizard touches seems to turn into gold for everyone involved with the production. The videogame aspect of the equation is no exception. It's apparent from the number of units sold and the surprisingly good reviews it received that last year's multiconsole Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets was a smash hit. After the success of Chamber of Secrets, it would seem only logical to have a quickly-made/high-profit-potential, financially low-risk prequel produced. Unfortunately, Sorcerer's Stone does not meet the standard of Harry Potter games that was set in Chamber of Secrets.
64
PlayStation 2IGN
Rarely has there been a better book-to-movie-to-videogame franchise than Harry Potter. The magic and mystery coated series, created by now-gazillionaire J.K. Rowling, sold in the millions on paper, delighted millions on the silver screen and, thanks to Electronic Arts, achieved mainstream success on the digital front, too.
63
PlayStation 2GameZone
Not waiting for another publisher to beat 'em to the punch, Electronic Arts quickly swooped in and obtained the license necessary to make Harry Potter video games. Several Potter games have been released on all of the platforms, from PSone and Game Boy Advance to the PC and PlayStation 2. I never got the chance to try out the previous adventures, so I was glad to get my hands on the latest chapter in the series.
61
XboxGameSpot
Overall, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone is a weak follow-up to Chamber of Secrets that seems like an awkward fit for anyone who already owns last year's game. While fans may enjoy the chance to relive Harry's first adventure in a proper action adventure game, the gameplay and graphical performance of Sorcerer's Stone doesn't differ much from Chamber of Secrets, and the game itself doesn't offer any dramatic improvements to make it a must-have. In the end Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone is an unremarkable game that diehard fans may enjoy, but it's one that casual gamers and Potter fans may want to think twice about picking up.
61
GameCubeGameSpot
Overall, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone is a weak follow-up to Chamber of Secrets that seems like an awkward fit for anyone who already owns last year's game. While fans may enjoy the chance to relive Harry's first adventure in a proper action adventure game, the gameplay and graphical performance of Sorcerer's Stone doesn't differ much from Chamber of Secrets, and the game itself doesn't offer any dramatic improvements to make it a must-have. In the end Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone is an unremarkable game that diehard fans may enjoy, but it's one that casual gamers and Potter fans may want to think twice about picking up.
61
PlayStation 2GameSpot
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone is an unremarkable game that diehard fans may enjoy, but it's one that casual gamers and Potter fans may want to think twice about picking up.
50
PlayStation 2Game Informer Magazine
Rehashing Potter’s first year of Hogwart’s is starting to wear me out. The book, the movie, the first time that this game came out…. Purportedly, the team set out to upgrade the graphics and the gameplay of Sorcerer’s Stone on PSone. What they put out was a slightly less painful version of the earlier, incredibly painful version.
40
XboxGameSpy
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone's saving grace is the characters. Yes, a lot of the gameplay is boring and clunky, but through books and movies we've come to think of Harry and crew as friends, so the true fan will be able to look past a lot of the game's quirks and have a relatively decent experience. If you're new to the whole Potter phenomenon, you may want to use the books, films, or last year's Chamber of Secrets as your point of introduction.
40
GameCubeGameSpy
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone separates itself from the typical "bad game based on a good movie" crowd because of the game's characters. Through books and movies, we've really got to know Harry, Hermione, etc., so we genuinely do care what happens to them. Despite all its problems, the true fan will want to play through the thing just to be able to live a little more of the Potter experience. The casual fan or typical gamer, though, has better places to invest their spell-casting time.
40
PlayStation 2GameSpy
So what's the Harry Potter fan to do while waiting for the next 900-page Potter book or six-hour Potter flick? The wizard-loving gamer could sit back and fire-up EA's new Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone. It's an overhauled take on the PSOne and PC title from 2001, and reintroduces us to Harry and the rest of the Hogwarts crew as they plow through their first year of wizardry school. The Potter-phile may overlook a lot of the game's troubles, but most gamers will want to do their spell-casting elsewhere.
33
GameCubeGame Revolution
Finally, I do love the fact that you can run around shooting flipendo spells. Running through the castle and grounds and flinging blue fireballs just because I damn well please is a refreshing bit of liberty. It’s just too bad you cant actually hit anything you aren’t supposed to. Perhaps when Harry grows up the games will too.
33
PlayStation 2Game Revolution
Until then, I have trouble recommending this Potter to anyone. I find the (accidental?) high difficulty level in some parts of Harry Potter refreshing, but the game clearly isn’t directed at 20-somethings. And, other than a couple isolated bits HP and the SS is a mess. And I didn’t play crap like this when I was a kid, at least not for long. I played Sonic. So there ya have it: Harry Potter is better than a Vomit flavored bean, but a little worse than Grass, and on a level with Booger. Hmm, some kids like boogers..